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SANDMAN'S SPECIALTY

New York Times, Sunday, February 2, 1964

Author:
Hume Craft
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 520 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,299
Across
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Gown. : ROBE
5
Big bird. : CRANE
10
Animals' friend. : SPCA
14
Shipwrecked lady. : VIOLA
19
Sleep of a sort. : ANESTHESIA
21
Straw-filled ticks. : PAILLASSES
23
Innerspring items. : MATTRESSES
24
Certain cushions. : AIRPILLOWS
25
Folklore creatures. : OGRES
26
Lullaby. : TUNE
27
Type of verb: Abbr. : IRR
28
Ear of maize. : MEALIE
29
Akin. : NEAR
30
Snug harbors. : PORTS
31
Springe. : NOOSE
33
Dining group. : MESS
34
Like: Suffix. : ARY
35
Gay place. : PAREE
36
Happy ___ lark. : ASA
37
Hop shoots. : BINES
38
Teacher or monk in the East. : STARETS
42
Skillful. : ABLE
46
Keeps (oneself) away. : ABSENTS
49
Afflicts with ennui. : BORES
50
Persian water pipe. : CALEAN
52
Sheriffs of old. : REEVES
53
Pick-me-up. : TONIC
54
Accessory for drivers. : CARRADIO
56
Lodi's river. : ADDA
57
Greek dialect. : DORIC
58
Obsession. : MANIA
59
G. P.'s. : MDS
60
Counterpane. : CANDLEWICKBEDSPREAD
65
Place to sleep. : COT
66
Makes money. : EARNS
67
Irish poet. : SYNGE
68
Image. : IKON
70
Flies. : AVIGATES
72
Pack. : HORDE
73
Patches. : RESEWS
75
Man who gave "the alarm." : REVERE
76
Cloths of gold. : LAMES
77
Port south of Naples. : SALERNO
78
Sapling. : TREE
79
Inflorescences. : RACEMES
82
___ horseback. : MENON
83
Feminine title. : SRA
84
Child of a sort. : GAMIN
85
Family member. : PAW
88
In the manner of: It. : ALLA
92
Chirps. : PEEPS
94
Bowling emporia. : LANES
95
Part of Asia. : GOBI
96
Like some bacon. : LEANER
98
Brahman title. : AYA
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Iowan city. : AMES
100
Porter and others. : COLES
101
Castle builder. : DAYDREAMER
103
Office furnishing. : LETTERFILE
105
Make a bed, in a sense. : OVERSPREAD
106
Makes thin. : ATTENUATES
107
Dormouse. : LEROT
108
Is not infallible. : ERRS
109
Seventh sons. : SEERS
110
Musical symbol. : REST
Down
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Indian heroine. : RAMONA
2
Relative of a kiang. : ONAGER
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Indicate. : BETRAY
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Ethyl acetate. : ESTER
5
What?: It. : CHE
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Puts back. : RESTORES
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Convinces. : ASSURES
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Dolce far ___. : NIENTE
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Comforts. : EASES
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Land of the siesta. : SPAIN
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Two-man boats. : PAIROARS
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Resembling fleecy clouds. : CIRROSE
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Tirolese feature. : ALP
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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Muezzin's faith. : ISLAM
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"___ Mio." : OSOLE
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Main Streeter. : LEWIS
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Quadrupeds. : ASSES
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Club officers: Abbr. : TRS
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Fruit. : LIME
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Garments. : PANTS
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Holiday: Abbr. : SAT
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Yearn (for). : PINE
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British Laborite. : BEVAN
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___ boom. : SONIC
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Full of fun. : TRICKSOME
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Govt. group. : AEC
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Shinplaster. : SCRIP
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Maid, in a sense. : BEDMAKER
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Melded. : LAIDDOWN
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Altar: Lat. : ARA
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Quilt. : BEDCOVER
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Tranquilizer. : SEDATIVE
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Godunov. : BORIS
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Places. : TOWNS
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Beg: Colloq. : CADGE
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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"___ Mable." : DERE
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Patches. : MENDS
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Lovable one. : DEAR
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Subsequently. : LATER
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Cow barns. : BYRES
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Iron: Ger. : EISEN
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Sulky. : CART
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Navy aide: Abbr. : NSO
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Letter. : GEE
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Ark passenger. : HAM
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Hindu queens. : RANIS
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College in N. C. : ELON
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Bissextile. : LEAPYEAR
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School term. : SEMESTER
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Ibsen girl. : ASE
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Small pitcher. : CREAMER
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Sydney Carton's Lucie. : MANETTE
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Mature germ cell. : GAMETE
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Courteous. : POLITE
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Poplars. : ABELES
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Describing Solomon. : WISEST
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Colorless liquid: Chem. : ALDOL
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Set out. : LEAVE
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Piece of cake. : LAYER
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Man: Prefix. : ANDRO
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School, for short. : PREP
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Carnelians. : SARDS
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Refrain syllables. : LALAS
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Succeed spectacularly. : GOFAR
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Whilom. : ERST
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Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
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Common verb. : ARE
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Letters. : ENS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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